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Gogoi rubbishes Opp charges

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Nov 2 - Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has attributed the development of the State to the government�s people-centric schemes.

Referring to the allegation of the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that under the present regime in the State, road condition in Barak Valley remains bad, Gogoi said a comparative analysis of the performance of the AGP and Congress governments would dispel all canards.

In a statement here today, Gogoi said that under the AGP regime, not to talk of Barak Valley alone, the road condition of the entire State was in a shambles. Even Dispur, the epicentre of power, wore a very shabby look on all fronts. The road condition was deplorable. Transportation from Dispur via Kahilipara was unthinkable. The road was not even fit for pedestrians.

Even a cursory glance on the present condition of the road by the AGP leadership would enable them to understand the development that has taken place in surface communication over the last 14 years in the State. In spite of the fact of being a supporting party of the erstwhile NDA government, the AGP failed miserably to develop the road condition.

Gogoi further said when the present State government took over charge in 2001, the State had only 4,367 km PWD pucca road and only 12 per cent of all PWD roads were pucca. However, since 2001, the present State government took initiative to construct 25,189 km all-weather PWD pucca roads and 55 per cent of all PWD roads have been made pucca. Moreover, construction of pucca roads is going on for another 5,000 km in the State at present, he said.

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